Consumer Reports rates electrics and hybrids on a "miles per gallon equivalent basis". Teslas come in at around 85 mpgE. Half a dozen other makes do better including two Ford models. This year the model S is no longer check rated.
The director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Thomas Jordan, made an announcement recently that would have sent a chill down the spine of every Californian: that the San Andreas fault appears to be in a critical state and as such, could generate a large earthquake imminently.
Of course, the reiteration of the seismic hazard to Californians will be nothing surprising, but what is new is the warning that the southern portion of the fault "looks like it's locked, loaded and ready to go."
With the rise of internet shopping America is over-stored when it comes to department stores. The two weakest chains are Sears and Penney. There is no reason for them to continue to exist. They will join Wannamaker, Gimbels, Caldor and all the others in retail puragatory.
You sound like a very uncertain driver. Maybe, with your modest skill level, you'd be better off with a heavy pickup.
With a market cap of 27 billion Tesla could raise 5 billion with an 18% dilution. In the past dilutions have not caused the stock to drop proportionally. I think a lot of buyers would pretty much shrug it off. This isn't a stock that trades based on actual numbers.
He doesn't have a computer. He using the one in seventh grade study hall at Corvallis Middle School for the developmentally challeneged
The other reason is you can't qualify for an auto loan.
You are aware that JCP actually owns only about 300 of its stores. You are aware that most of these real estate assets are pledged against its term loan. Of course you are.
Tesla had said a few weeks ago they wouldn't use the money. But recent posts here indicate they are using it. That does not seem to be illegal. The deposits will show up as a liability on the balance sheet but Tesla "investors" don't really worry much about any actual numbers. And the $450 million in additional liabilities is just another number. I'd guess most of the people who plunked down a grand can afford to lose it.
"Is there $1-2bn of suckers' money out there willing to buy equity from Elon at these ridiculous valuations?"
Oh yes - unfortunately. Look at the longs on this board.